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CenterView: October 08, 2012

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As surgery begins, Kathy Lea, R.N., foreground, uses Pandora to select music for Dr. Lawrence Haber, right, Dr. Don Baker, center, and surgical tech Wayne Gale.
As surgery begins, Kathy Lea, R.N., foreground, uses Pandora to select music for Dr. Lawrence Haber, right, Dr. Don Baker, center, and surgical tech Wayne Gale.

OR physicians use music to help soothe the savages of surgery

On a recent morning at Batson Children’s Hospital, the sounds of surgery filled Operating Room 6: monitors beeped, a ventilator hissed, suction tubes squished, Tom Petty’s heart broke.

Batson program provides full spectrum of care for patients needing complex operations

Facing surgery and hospitalization can be a stressful experience for anyone, especially a child.

URC staff celebrate 10 years of providing excellent service, producing superlative outcomes

Sitting by itself on the edge of campus, removed from the four-hospital complex of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the single-story University Rehabilitation Center is easily overlooked.

Supplemental insurance adjustments offer personalized service, greater choice for UMMC employees

A comprehensive review of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s voluntary benefits program by an institutional benefits committee has resulted in unprecedented changes to UMMC employees’ 2013 insurance package.

Biochemistry professor’s invention increases efficacy of tumor-targeting cancer treatment

A patent that biochemistry professor Dr. Drazen Raucher received last month represents a major accomplishment in his decade-long development of a cancer-fighting therapy.

Project BETA encourages holistic approach to treating distressed patients

When agitated patients come into emergency departments, many end up physically restrained and over sedated with medications.